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“Your home sold or I’ll buy it”

Dear David, I want to sell my home quickly. I hear that some companies in town will buy my house if it doesn’t sell right away. Is this a good bet? –  HOPEFUL DEAR HOPEFUL: There are many agents in our area who advertise that they will buy your house if it doesn’t sell. These

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Can we take a tree with us when we move?

Dear David: We’re planning to move closer to our son and three-year-old granddaughter at the end of this year. When our granddaughter was born, we planted a tree in our backyard to celebrate her arrival.  We would like to take the tree with us to our next home, but know we can’t move it in

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Do sellers need to clean their house before departing?

Dear David: We purchased a home a couple of months ago and it’s closing next week. It looked immaculate when it was on the market, but we did a walk-through over the weekend and the house was filthy. Are the sellers obliged to clean it up before we take possession? – CLEAN START DEAR CLEAN:

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Should I remove UFFI before selling?

Dear David: I have a home that was built 60 years ago. The garage walls are insulated with UFFI, and the garage is attached to the house. I’m thinking of selling in 5 to 10 years. Should I remove the UFFI in preparation? – THINKING AHEAD DEAR THINKING: I suspect your home may have UFFI

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I’m uncomfortable with the idea of using a lockbox

Dear David: We’ve lived in our home for 30 years and are putting it up for sale. My agent wants to put a lockbox on the front door. This makes me nervous. What are my options? – INSECURE DEAR INSECURE: Of all the homes listed for sale in our region, the vast majority are represented

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What should I look for in a Realtor?

Dear David: This entire city seems to be filled with real estate advertising. I need an agent to sell my house, but I’m not sure how to narrow my choices. What should I be looking for? –  UNCERTAIN DEAR UNCERTAIN: With over 2,500 local Realtors and close to 100,000 agents registered across Ontario, the options

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